I’m not sure there are any other words for this recipe than the Homer Simpson drool. All hell may break loose if I can’t the ingredients for this pizza tonight (I’m looking at you, Coles. You better be open if I don’t have everything at home). Try it out for yourself!
- 400g lean beef mince
- 1 carrot, grated
- 1 zucchini, grated, excess water squeezed out
- 1 tsp mixed Italian herbs
- 150g baby spinach leaves, plus extra to serve
- 4 small whole meal pita breads
- 80ml (? cup) tomato passata
- 200g grape tomatoes, halved
- 120g bocconcini, torn
- 1 firm ripe avocado, sliced
- 1 red capsicum, seeded, sliced
- Preheat oven to 220°C or 200°C fan forced.
- Combine mince, carrot, zucchini and herbs in a medium bowl.
- Roll teaspoons of mixture mixture into balls.
- Heat a large non stick frying pan over a medium-high heat, spray with olive oil.
- Cook meatballs, in batches, for 5-6 minutes, turning, or until golden.
- Place spinach in a large heatproof bowl, cover with boiling water, set aside for 30 seconds.
- Refresh under cold running water, drain well squeezing out excess and roughly chop.
- Place Lebanese breads on 2 large baking trays.
- Spread each bread with 2 tablespoons passata.
- Top each with half of the spinach, tomatoes, bocconcini and some meatballs.
- Cook in preheated oven for 10 minutes or until base is crisp.
- Serve with avocado, capsicum and extra spinach leaves.
Blend 2 (30g) meatballs with 10g wilted spinach and 25g avocado until smooth.
Blend 2 (30g) meatballs with 10g wilted spinach and 1-2 tablespoons boiled water until partially smooth. Stir through 25g mashed avocado.
Place some meatballs, halved cherry tomatoes, halved bocconcini, capsicum strips, slices of avocado and strips of Lebanese bread on a plate as finger food.
Cut prepared pizza into small triangles. Serve with slices of avocado and red capsicum as a salad on the side.
Tip: Any left over meatballs can be frozen. They can then be used to make purees, or are great to toss through pasta with a tomato based sauce for toddlers or as finger food.
Tip: You can substitute the 4 small whole meal pita breads for 2 large whole meal Lebanese breads.This recipe and image are courtesy of www.themainmeal.com.au.